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 Fleetwood Mask in Concert

Saturday, March 5th at 7:30

 

Tribute band Fleetwood Mask pays homage to one of rock's most successful bands, Fleetwood Mac. With their uncanny recreation of the look and sound of this legendary band, Fleetwood Mask dedicates itself to bringing audiences an unforgettable musical experience.

 

Fleetwood Mask is the ultimate Fleetwood Mac tribute band. Mick Fleetwood, founder of Fleetwood Mac, gives the band his personal endorsement because of the passion and style found in their performances for musical fans throughout the world. Mick believes that the music of Fleetwood Mac will live on through the authentic performances of Fleetwood Mask.

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Joni Morris and the Legendary Ladies of Country

Saturday, March 19th at 7:30

Joni Morris is well-known for her own special tribute to the queen of country music, Patsy Cline, and has been playing to sold-out crowds across the country. In Legendary Ladies of Country Music, Joni and her band After Midnight will perform unforgettable hit songs by Kitty Wells ("Honky Tonk Angels"), Loretta Lynn ("You Ain't Woman Enough to Take My Man"), Tammy Wynette ("Stand By Your Man"), and many more classic hits.

 

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Luna Vista Rotary presents

The San Francisco Munich Trio

Salut D’Amour


Sunday, March 20, 2016 at 2:00pm


Since their last concert at the Woodland Opera House in June of 2015 cellist Rebecca Rust and bassoonist Friedrich Edelmann have concertized extensively in Japan, Germany and Italy as a cello-bassoon duo as well as a trio with piano or larger formations. The 15 concerts in Japan were organized and supported by Mercedes-Benz, Japan, by Nippon Telegraph & Telephone Corporation, Nagoya, and by the German-Japan Society, Kobe.

 

On July 13th they were invited privately to the Imperial Palace, Tokyo, playing for the Emperor and the Empress of Japan. Empress Michiko performed on the piano together with Rebecca Rust on the cello.

 

They create a friendly and informal atmosphere by introducing themselves and each composition. Friedrich and Rebecca fulfill the expectations of audiences of children and adults, as well as, their Majesties the Emperor and Empress of Japan.

 

The program on March 20th, 2016, will include compositions by Mozart, Beethoven and “Salut d’Amour” by Edvard Elgar.


The San Francisco Munich Trio will transport you back to the turn of 20th Century at the time when the Woodland Opera House was built. The performance will consist of compositions which originated in Paris around the time of “Toulouse-Lautrec and La Vie Moderne”: works by Heitor Villa-Lobos, Alexandre Tansman and Frédéric Chopin, one of his last compositions, the beautiful Sonata op. 65 for cello & piano. Also on the program are a trio “Pathétique” by Michail Glinka, the father of the Russian Romantic and Ludwig van Beethoven’s Variations on a theme of Handel, whom Beethoven considered “the greatest composer.”

 

Rostropovich-student Rebecca Rust and her husband, Friedrich Edelmann, former principal bassoonist of the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra for 27 years, together with the Russian born pianist Dmitriy Cogan will demonstrate with their complex and sublime performance this unique time period, when Paris was the cultural center of the world.

 

Cellist Rebecca Rust lives in Germany with her bassoonist husband Friedrich Edelmann. Ms. Rust, who began cello lessons with the Berkeley “Grand Dame” of cello, Margaret Rowell, and continued studies with Bernard Greenhouse and Mstislav Rostropovich, has concertized in Europe, America, Africa, Israel, Japan, and China. Greenhouse said of her, “Rebecca Rust is what I consider one of the important young cellists to come from the American musical scene”.In Japan, she has performed several times at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo for Their Majesties the Emperor and Empress of Japan. www.rebeccarust.com

 

Friedrich Edelmann was principal bassoonist with the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra from 1977 until 2004 under the two principal conductors Sergiu Celibidache and James Levine as well as under Giulini, Leinsdorf, Maazel, Blomstedt, Ozawa, Masur, Böhm, Solti. His solo playing and teaching has taken him to Europe, Japan, U.S.A., Israel, South America and China. His book Memories of Maestro Sergiu Celibidache was published in Japan in 2009. www.edelmann-rust.com

 

Dmitriy Cogan, pianist was born in Moscow in 1963, pianist Dmitriy Cogan began music studies at the age of six at the Central Music School in Moscow. In 1974, he immigrated with his family to the United States and continued his piano studies with Vladimir Pleshakov and Maria Cysic. In 1979, he moved to New York to study with Martin Canin at the Juilliard School. In 1981, he was prizewinner at the Kosciuszko Chopin Competition in New York; in 1982 won first prize at the American Music Scholarship Association International Piano competition in Cincinnati; in 1983 he was a laureate of the Robert Casadeus International Piano Competition in Cleveland, and was laureate of the Jose Iturbi International Piano competition in Valencia, Spain. Dmitriy Cogan is currently a staff accompanist at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and also teaches piano privately in the Bay Area.

 

All tickets reserved at $15.00 advance purchase, $20.00 day of, $10.00 high school and

college students.  FREE for children 14 and under with a paid adult. 

Tickets include an artists reception following the concert.


Proceeds to benefit the Woodland Opera House sound system.  Click here to purchase tickets

 

 


 

 Johnny Cash and Patsy Cline Tribute

Saturday, May 7th at 7:30

 

The Rhythm Riders featuring Johnny Price is dedicated to preserving the original Cash sound. Johnny Price's uncanny vocal and physical resemblance to Johnny Cash, has marveled audiences from California to New York to Ireland. Johnny captures Johnny Cash's ability to deliver a story and a melody so well, that his audiences feel as though they have had a walk with the Man in Black himself. Johnny's versatility also allows him to give convincing performances when singing the classic country favorites of George Jones, Ray Price and Faron Young. In 2005 Johnny entered the International Vocalist competition hosted in Las Vegas Nevada. Out of 5000 contestants performing in all genres, Johnny displayed his western roots and vocal ability placing 18th, proving this country boy can sing.

 

Rhythm Riders vocalist Dee Price has sung and performed the music of Patsy Cline, June Carter and other giants of the country music world throughout California, New York and Ireland. For more than 15 years, Dee has regaled audiences with her solid vocals and easy demeanor. For 5 years Dee was accompanied by guitarist, Gil Reigers of the Johnny Mathis band. She has also performed with Norm Hamlet and Biff Adams of Merle Haggard's band and Truett Cunningham of Bob Wells Texas Playboys. Not to be outdone, Johnny's wife, Dee, also entered the International Vocalist competition, earning a 9th place finish in a field of 5000 contestants and 258 finalists. Together, they have researched the archives of American Roots music and assembled a band capable of recreating the sights and sounds of the hey-day of Country Western and Americana Roots music.

 

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